DENVER (CBS4) – The CBS4 newsroom received several calls Thursday night about dozens of lights spotted over Colorado. Viewers said the lights appeared to fly in a straight formation before disappearing out of sight.
The Federal Aviation Administration debunked any theories of a UFO. Allen Kenitzer, FAA spokesperson, told CBS4 the lights were a deployment of approximately 50 Starlink Satellites from SpaceX.READ MORE: Teenage Skier Dies After Hitting A Tree At Eldora Mountain Resort
The satellites are part of an earlier launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Kenitzer said the satellite sightings did impact air traffic.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: 2nd Coronavirus Infection Cases Total 822 Since August 2020
SpaceX is a private American aerospace manufacturer headquartered in Hawthorne, California. The company is building a constellation of thousands of satellites to provide Internet access to remote locations.MORE NEWS: Funding From COVID Groups To Help 8 Colorado Foundations
SpaceX has launched hundreds of satellites into an orbit about 180 miles above Earth. The satellites can be visible to observers under clear, dark skies.